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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
Vladimir Bovrichev, 30, cries next to the body of his son Artiam, 4, killed in a Ukrainian army artillery strike, during his funeral in Kuivisevsky district on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. Photo: Manu Brabo/AP
A Bahraini anti-government protester watches clashes between protesters and police firing tear gas and shotguns Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Bilad al-Qadeem, Bahrain. Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain's best-known human rights activists, was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday after being found guilty of insulting government ministries on Twitter. The move came a day after formal charges were filed against Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the largest opposition society, whose picture is seen on the wall, for allegedly trying to overthrow the government. Photo: Hasan Jamali/AP
A masked demonstrator takes part in a protest to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations demanding Martelly leave office before his term expires next year. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Madrid, Spain on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, hundreds ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the "Luminarias," a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP
Police detain a young man who identified himself as a working student as he protests a new labor law that affects young workers in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. This is the fourth protest by youths in the last month since Peru's Congress approved in December a controversial law that eliminates some labor rights for workers age 18 to 24. The law takes away their right to severance pay, two annual bonuses, and reduces vacation time from 30 to 15 days per year.Photo: Martin Mejia/AP
Kameelah Rashad demonstrates Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, outside the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. The 3rd U.S. Circout Court is scheduled to weigh an appeal of N.J. decision that allows New York City police to spy on Muslim communities in the city and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, an unreclaimed strip mine just across the state line from Kentucky's Harlan County stands in Virginia as seen from the Kentucky side of Black Mountain in Lynch, Ky. Most of Harlan Countyís "big coal," seams thick enough for a worker to walk upright in, has long since been mined. According to the Energy Information Administration, most of what's left, 9.1 billion tons, can only be realistically gotten by surface or "strip" mining. Around here, the most cost-effective method is "mountaintop removal," in which the hills are blasted apart to expose the coal beneath. But stricter interpretation of clean water and other regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and the courts in recent years has all but ended the practice. Photo: David Goldman/AP
The Ara Yevi samba school performs on a float showcasing Pope Francis during carnival in Gualeguaychu, Argentina, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Members of the samba school said the Pope doesn't know they chose to honor his life at this year's celebration and look forward for him seeing their performing. Photo/l Natacha Pisarenko/AP
KTM rider Jordi Viladoms from Spain races during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2015 between Iquique, Chile, and Uyuni, Bolivia, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The race will finish on Jan. 17, passing through Bolivia and Chile before returning to Argentina where it started. Photo: Felipe Dana/AP